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Geoffrey's- Basic Info please.

Hi-

I have not been to Geoffrey's in years but my partner (original from Chicago) is craving a great ocean view and I thought this might be just the ticket.

I had been for lunch and remember siting on the terrace, but cannot recall the feel/ambience of the dining room. Any comments? Also, we will be celebrating his brithday the 2nd week of September and I was wondering...brunch or an early dinner- perhaps around 6:30 to catch the sunset? Any help would be most appreciated!

Thanks.

Aug 03, 2008
prschouten in Los Angeles Area

Restaurant suggestion close to SF Design Center?

I am coming to SF for business soon and need to find a good restaurant that is close to the SF Design Center. The last time I was in town, the owner of my company and I went to SPRUCE and really loved it. For this trip, we need something much closer to the design center but with a great room and interesting food. Any suggestions?

One Pico Brunch?

Does anyone know what the dress code is for brunch at one Pico? I know dinner is a bit dressier, but am guessing brunch is more casual typical LA "almost anything goes" kind of thing? Thanks.

Jul 27, 2008
prschouten in Los Angeles Area

Anniversary Dinner in Hollywood--recommendations

Hi Brent,

I've been thinking of this for a special occasion for my best friend. Was the 5 course menu filling enough? How were the wines that were paired? How did you like the atmosphere? Thanks for any further details you can provide!

Jun 29, 2008
prschouten in Los Angeles Area

Anisette: A Lovely Day in Montmartreland

Thanks for the great review! Having just returned from Paris I cannot wait to try all of the offerings for myself.

I noticed that they are quite booked up (I just tried to book a table at 8 on July 19 and could only get 6:15!), do you think one could just walk in on a weekend and sit/eat at the bar?

Jun 29, 2008
prschouten in Los Angeles Area

Wine List at JAR?

Okay...I'm "bumping" this again...Can anyone help? Even with basic wine ettiquette for bringing your own stash to a restaurant...Should I just forget about cutting corners and rely on the wine steward (and an available credit card)?! Thanks.

Jun 28, 2008
prschouten in Los Angeles Area

Wine List at JAR?

Is anyone familiar with the wine list at JAR? I did not see it on their website and I would appreciate any feedback on the pricing. I am hosting a dinner for 4 close friends soon and am wondering if we would be better off paying the $25 corkage fee and bringing 2 bottles of our own or if it would just be more of a hassle if they have some decent selections in the mid $40 range? Not being an oenophile, I would appreciate any help/guidance here. Also, I am nott trying to be cheap with the dinner, but the dinner is a splurge for me and I need to keep the wine costs somewhat in check. Thanks for your help!

Jun 28, 2008
prschouten in Los Angeles Area

Tasting Menu Suggestions?

One more for comparison and your opinion:

Hatfields

Thanks for whatever you can share on each and why it might be a great pick!

Jun 22, 2008
prschouten in Los Angeles Area

Tasting Menu Suggestions?

Thanks Emme. My BFF is turning 50! But, he is definitely a young 50! I'd love it if you would share a bit more about the ambience/atmosphere at each!

Jun 22, 2008
prschouten in Los Angeles Area

Tasting Menu Suggestions?

If we were to "up" our budget a bit, which of these do you think would be the most consistent in providing a wonderful evening?

Grace or Providence

Jun 22, 2008
prschouten in Los Angeles Area

Tasting Menu Suggestions?

I am planning a special birthday dinner for my best friend (who will be celebrating one of those "milestone" birthdays!) and our respective partners.

I would appreciate any suggestions for a wonderful tasting menu that also offers a wine pairing which will not totally bankrupt me! I'm not trying to be cheap, but I need to stay somewhat sensible. I am looking for the best bang for the buck in this category. Sona and Ortolan will probably be out as too cost prohibitive. I would also like a great vibe/ambiance coupled with warm and efficient service. Help! Please!

Jun 22, 2008
prschouten in Los Angeles Area